Marine researchers using aerial drones to film a newly discovered species of Australian dolphin say the bird's eye view is shedding new light on the mammals' behaviour, with researchers hoping the information will help with conservation efforts.
Last year, researchers from Murdoch University analyzed video taken off the western coast of Australia. The film — which appeared on Phys.Org — includes images of a very rare white southern right whale calf suckling from its mother.It was a score for researchers and the general public alike. And it none of it would have been possible without a drone.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have exploded in popularity, and many organizations are seeing the benefits of using the emerging technology. Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment first investigated UAVs in 2010, and today it has a fleet of 25.